Recipe of the Week
I received a Pork Loin Roast in my weekly Misfits Market box, but wasn’t sure what to do with it. I headed to Pinterest for some inspiration and found this Crock Pot Garlic Balsamic Pork Loin recipe.
Friends, it was DELICIOUS! I’m not too proud to admit that Scott, Emma, and I all slurped up the leftover juices on our plates. Yup, we sure did.
“You absolutely HAVE to become ok with not being liked. No matter how loving or kind you are, you will never people please your way into collective acceptance. You could be a whole ray of sunshine and people will hate you cuz they’re used to rain. Be ok with shining regardless.”
In a recent newsletter, I shared with you that this is my year of saying, “NO” so that I can say, “YES” to the people and things that bring me joy.
Many of you shared that you are also recovering people-pleasers and resonated with my commitment to protecting my energy. (Are you one of them? If so, you’ll enjoy reading through this discussion on my IG post.)
I then shared my new response for declining invitations and requests:
“Thank you so much, but that doesn’t work for me right now.”
You shared that you appreciated having this language to use. Well, I’ve got more for you. Here are 10 additional ways to respectfully decline:
- I’m not able to make it, but that sounds like fun! Have a great time!
- How thoughtful of you to think of me. Unfortunately, I’m unable to make it.
- That sounds like a great cause, but we’ve already committed to another organization.
- I’d like to, but I know I’ll regret it if I don’t get to bed on time.
- I really appreciate you asking me, but my time is already committed.
- My plans are already set for that weekend.
- I have other plans, but thank you!
- I don’t have time to dedicate to that right now.
- I can’t commit to this last minute. Can we plan something in a few weeks?
- I’m not taking on anything else right now.
Remember this encouragement from Ed Sheeran: “I can’t tell you the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.”
Live well. Be kind.